Bone Grafting

Bone Grafting In Wake Forest

We can only imagine what our bodies would look like without bones. This scaffolding provides support, form and protection to everything around it.  The bone around your teeth, alveolar bone, serves to hold the teeth firmly in place. The particular height, shape, and density of this specialized bone can be compromised by gum disease, tooth removal, or other forms of trauma.

If bone shrinks away around your teeth, it never grows back. In some cases, bone can be encouraged to fill in with grafting materials placed by Drs. Mulnick & Nguyen. Every situation offers a different scenario, but more options than ever exist to promote bone repair in the jaw.  For example, when a tooth needs removal a large hole then exists in the bone. While it will fill in naturally, the site tends to shrink, drawing bone away from the area. Grafting materials can be placed simply at the time of tooth removal to help preserve the bone.  Grafts prove especially beneficial if you'd like to consider an implant-supported replacement in the future.

Even previously collapsed areas can often benefit from specialized grafting material, bolstering nearly any part of the jaw bone. It's important to note:  bone destroyed by gum disease often leaves significant defects around teeth. While some of these areas are grafting candidates, many of them experience irreversible bone loss and compromised support of the teeth.  Controlling gum disease with your Gentle Family Dentistry team will serve your health much better than corrective surgical grafts.

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